FCC awarding up to $16 billion to address U.S. areas lacking broadband service

The FCC voted on Tuesday, June 9 to adopt auction procedures to provide up to $16 billion to areas that lack broadband service, including nearly 6 million unserved rural homes and businesses. The FCC voted to commence the auction on October 29, where auction applicants will be required to offer voice and broadband services in unserved locations in exchange for receiving monthly payments over 10 years.

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The State of Nevada, City of Las Vegas, NTT reach deal to accelerate smart city

The State of Nevada, City of Las Vegas and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation announced an agreement to "advance and accelerate smart technologies." The city will start trial-use of the smart city solutions during spring 2019 for the consideration of the full-scale service...

City, Cincinnati Bell bring free Wi-Fi to Downtown

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Self-driving cars, ultra-fast high-def video downloads, 911 dispatchers, and smart homes will all benefit from the rollout of next generation wireless technologies known as 5G. But what might the land use and real estate implications be for municipalities, residents and developers?

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Cities need to make way for our 5G future

When the history of the 21st century is written, the greater Los Angeles region will be a central topic. We boast the US’s largest port complex and a world-famous entertainment industry. Last year alone, the 100 biggest tech companies in Los Angeles and Orange County – which includ...

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